Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 43:1-12 Tardiness at the Work of God or at Table
Mass: Song of Songs 3:1-4b or 2 Cor 5:14-17; Resp Ps 63; Jn 20:1-12, 11-18

My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.

It's a glorious day on this Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, "Apostle to the Apostles, witness to the 
death of Jesus and first public witness to the risen Christ"! With those credentials she speaks with authority. It seems we should join dear Mary Magdalene and proclaim, "I have seen the Lord!" After all, "God is not far from any one of us. For 'In Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:27-28).

I Wake Close to the Morning
by Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

Why do people keep asking to see
   God's identity papers
when the darkness opening into morning
   is more than enough?
Certainly any god might turn away in disgust.
Think of Sheba approaching
   the kingdom of Solomon.
Do you think she had to ask,
   "Is this the place?"


Today's photo: The Metolius River, a tributary of the Deschutes River in Central Oregon.

© Gertrude Feick 2020

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